A woman from Srinagar on Saturday held a protest in the city here urging that her husband, imprisoned in a jail in Udhampur district, be shifted closer to home.
Saba Bano of Batmaloo said she has not been able to meet her husband, Irfan Ahmad Mir, for the last three years, since he was arrested and shifted to Udhampur, nearly 250 kilometers from Srinagar.
“I have no resources to bear the travel expenses to Udhampur as I have been disowned by my in-laws and my parents are not able to help me,” she said.
Bano has also not been able to plead the case of her husband as she struggles with the lack of financial support.
She said that Mir was working as a labour and she had no idea why he has been jailed. She said that she has been facing desperate financial issues since her husband was jailed.
“I have not been able to even bear the expenses on milk feeding of our daughter,” she said
She appealed to the Lieutenant Governor administration that her husband should be shifted to Srinagar jail. “I request LG administration and IGP to shift my husband to Srinagar jail at least, if he cannot be released. Our 3 year old daughter wants to meet her father,” she said.